Petition to Stop Obama's Nuke Guarantees



March 4, 2010

Dear Friends,

Since we launched it Tuesday afternoon, more than 2,200 people have signed the new petition against President Obama's proposed $54 billion loan program for new nuclear reactors.

That's great, thank you! But we can--and must--do a lot better than that if we're going to stop this fiasco.

If you haven't signed the petition yet, please do so here. (Note, please do not sign it twice, it will just make more work for us when we remove duplicate signatures....).

Please ask your family members and friends to sign. Organizations: please send to your e-mail lists. Here is the direct link you can use:

We are already making progress. Yesterday, the Brattleboro (VT) Reformer reported that Vermont's entire Congressional Delegation say they will oppose this loan "guarantee" program. We have reason to believe several other members of Congress will be jumping on this bandwagon soon. On March 23, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), chair of the House Oversight Domestic Policy Subcommittee, will be holding a hearing to critically examine the program.

We also want to thank everyone who has contributed financially this week. We're now down to needing less than $1,000 to be able to buy an ad to promote this petition! Please consider helping us make that goal so we can continue reaching out to new people who care about this critical issue. Our donation page is here (or, if you don't like giving online, you can write a check to NIRS, and send to 6930 Carroll Avenue, #340, Takoma Park, MD 20912).

Finally, we wanted to bring your attention to a terrific op-ed by former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford. Although it's aimed at Minnesota, where legislators are considering a bill to repeal that state's ban on new reactor construction, it's an excellent summary of the issues that could affect everyone--especially those of you in states targeted by the nuclear industry for changes in state laws.

Again, please sign the petition, and please help us spread the word.

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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